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Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection

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  • Well, I’d just like to say that reviewing a 2-disc album with 35 totaled tracks is going to be a little hard for me seeing that this is only my sixth review online so far, but here it goes:
    I read about Def Leppard in a Guinness World Record Book a few years ago, then in late May or early June I saw a commercial for this album and thought, ”Wow, Def Leppard sounds good!”. The day school let out, I went to the store and bought this. A good word to describe it is, ”Wow!”, or ”Awesome!”.
    Pros: 35 tracks, gives you a perfect way to start off with Def Leppard. It also shows their pop side and their raw metal side. And because they know how to do it, it sounds great! Plus, the artwork on the front and back covers is tremendously cool!
    Cons: Now I’m not saying that a lot of stuff from Hysteria, Pyromania and High ‘n’ Dry is bad, but they mix it up between the two discs! They also skip out on a few tracks I heard were pretty good, so that suggests to me that maybe this should have been a box set instead, while I don’t know for sure, that’s just my opinion. For instance, I heard about the electric version of ”Two Steps Behind” and ”Gods of War” from Hysteria.
    Favorite Tracks: Hard to say when you have three dozen, but just a few of my favorite songs would be: ”Pour Some Sugar On Me”, ”Rocket”, ”Armageddon It”, ”Wasted”, ”Die Hard The Hunter” and ”Promises”.
    Overall: A great compilation mostly from between ‘80-’92, with some latter stuff. It’s just great, fun-loving pop-metal from one of the ultimate ’80s bands. I’d strongly suggest this to anybody who wants to get into Def Leppard, plus check out ”On Through The Night”, their debut album.

    Posted on December 31, 2009